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Sanagustin joins The WB

Chris Sanagustin is joining The WB Television Network as senior vice president of current
programming, executive VP of current
programming and prime-time scheduling John Litvack said Thursday.

She will oversee The WB's comedies, a genre that the network has had a hard
time launching successfully.

The WB will premiere its midseason improvisational comedy, On the Spot,
starring Tim Conway, Thursday, March 20 at 9:30 p.m.

It also is having success with new Friday show and Donal Logue-starrer
Grounded for Life, which The WB acquired after Fox declined to renew the
show's contract with producer Carsey-Werner-Mandabach.

Sanagustin comes to The WB from Viacom Productions, where she was VP of creative affairs. There, she worked on Sabrina the Teenage
Witch
and a movie, Sabrina Goes to Rome.

She's also worked on programs for Showtime, CBS, Lifetime Television, PBS, The New TNN and
ABC.

Paige Albiniak
Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.